- Suspension is defined as a time period during which something temporarily stops or is put on hold.
- When a student is told not to come to school for a week because of bad behavior, this is an example of a suspension.
- When you put your disbelief on hold long enough to enjoy a movie about magic, this is an example of suspension of disbelief.
- The definition of a suspension is a device or framework that supports weight.
An example of a suspension is the springs and shocks in a car.
An automobiles suspension system.
- a suspending or being suspended; specif.,
- a temporary barring from an office, school, etc.
- a temporary stoppage of payment, service, etc.
- a temporary canceling, as of rules
- a deferring of action on a sentence
- a holding back of a judgment, etc.
- a supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
- the system of springs, shocks, etc. supporting a vehicle upon its undercarriage or axles
- the act or means of suspending the balance or pendulum in a timepiece
- the condition of a substance whose particles are dispersed through a fluid but not dissolved in it, esp. the condition of one having relatively large particles that will separate out on standing
- a substance in this condition
- the continuing of one or more tones of one chord into a following chord while the other tones are changed, so that a temporary dissonance is created
- the tone or tones so continued
Origin of suspensionMedieval Latin suspensio ; from Late Latin an arching ; from Classical Latin suspensus: see suspense
- The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:a. An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law. See Synonyms at pause.b. A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.c. A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.
- Music a. The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.b. The tone or tones so prolonged.
- A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
- The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
- Chemistry A system in which minute particles are dispersed throughout a fluid from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscosity or molecular interactions.
from J.S. Bach's Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
- The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
- A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
- The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
- The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
- The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
- (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
- (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
- (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
- (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
- pleas in suspension
- points of suspension
- suspension bridge
- suspension of arms
- suspension scale